Oleomargarine is what margarine was originally called, sometimes shortened to 'oleo'. This makes it one of a select few: words which can be broken into two words, so that each of the two and the original word are synonymous. That is:
oleomargarine = oleo = margarine.
Can you find another two English words that share this property?
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Um, am I confused as to what is supposed to be done? Aren't the two parts supposed to be synonymous?
As far as I understand,
over != done
pot != belly
up != standing
down != fallen
over != much
man != servent
and so on...
Quagmire, however, seems perfect.
(Quag = mire = quagmire = a low lying bog)
Edited on February 11, 2004, 12:08 pm
Posted by Sam
on 2004-02-11 12:08:10